Taxon profile


Red-necked Spurfowl
Francolinus afer (Müller, 1776)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Galliformes »  family Phasianidae - pheasants and allies »  genus Francolinus

Scientific synonyms

Pternistis afer (Statius Müller, 1776)

Other names

= Red-necked Francolin

IUCN category:Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Francolinus afer afer (Statius Müller, 1776)
subspecies Francolinus afer castaneiventer (Gunning & Roberts, 1911)
subspecies Francolinus afer cranchii (Leach, 1818)

Francolinus afer cranchii

subspecies Francolinus afer harterti (Reichenow, 1909)
subspecies Francolinus afer leucoparaeus Fischer & Reichenow, 1884
subspecies Francolinus afer melanogaster (Neumann, 1898)
subspecies Francolinus afer swynnertoni (W. L. Sclater, 1921)

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 5.1 [178]

Bird Life [] [as Francolinus afer (Müller, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 3.3 [] [as Pternistis afer (Statius Müller, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 12 April 2013
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [22678855]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Francolinus afer (Müller, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Francolinus afer (Müller, 1776)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Francolinus afer]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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